Exchange Online increases to 50GB standard mailboxes

Have Microsoft purchased a hard drive factory recently? First SkyDrive Pro increases base storage to 25GB. Now Exchange Online mailboxes will have 50GB base storage. What a week! Plans that make use of Exchange Online Plan 1 use in-place archiving. This means the archive uses the base storage size of the mailbox. With the increase to 50GB, there…

SkyDrive Pro Standalone for Mac, Please?

Mac Office 365 users have been requesting a SkyDrive Pro syncing client, to improve the Office for Mac and SharePoint Online experience. While Microsoft is on a roll with listening-and-doing, will this be addressed? Is there something for Mac in the pipeline? [UPDATE 4-Sept] Mark Kashsman, Senior Product Manager for the SharePoint team at Micros…

SkyDrive Pro storage increased to 25GB and beyond

Fantastic news for all those who felt limited by 7GB for their SkyDrive Pro Drive. - Each user now gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space (up from 7 GB). - You can now increase users' SkyDrive Pro storage beyond the default 25 GB-up to 50 GB and 100 GB. Read more about it here: http://blogs.office.com/b/office365tech/archive/2013/08/27/sk…

Go minimalist with Outlook 2013

Computer desktops can get very cluttered with open windows. We have many programs open as we work with them. It's not too far from the paper and note covered desktop before we had computers. But now we have a virtual cluttered mess AND a physical mess on our Desktops.  At least with our virtual desktop, we can perform the one-button-clean-up and t…

Lync Tip 366 | Remind yourself to get back to that person

You know, the person who you should have responded to a while ago.   The person who when you get to the end of the day you remember that you were going to call them or respond to their email.  Prompt yourself to get back to this person with a gentle but persistent reminder. Even better than a nagging task alert or calendar re…

Outlook Reading Pane In-line Reply and Signatures

A new feature in Outlook 2013 lets you can reply to messages, 'in-line' from the Reading Pane. Instead of opening a reply to an email in a separate window, your reply is crafted within the Reading Pane. Personally, I like this feature because it helps me reduce the number of windows I have open on my desktop. If I need to open my reply in a separat…

Lync and tablets as wireless presentation devices

 Did you know you can do this with Lync? I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I was reminded of the idea when I attended the Office 365 IUG. Sean McNeil talked briefly about Miracast, a peer-to-peer wireless screencast technology used to send HD video and audio to supported display devices. It will be available in Windows 8.1. If yo…

A Shared OneNote Notebook for SharePoint Conference NZ

The #NZSPC 2013 Conference notebook - archived now in OneDrive The ushering in of SharePoint 2013 brings a number of new features and options to connect socially and collaboratively with colleagues, team members and even external partners. One feature that has had the "Bring to Front" treatment is the OneNote Notebook. Microsoft has performed…